Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Productivity in Semi-Arid-Tropics (SAT) of India – Case studies

Kumara Charyulu, D and Moses Shyam, D and Kadiyala, M D M and Gumma, M K and Bantilan, C and Rao, K P C and Nedumaran, S and Srinivasa, S and Ramilan, T (2014) Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Productivity in Semi-Arid-Tropics (SAT) of India – Case studies. Other. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana, India.

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Sustainable intensification is a term now much used in discussions around the future of agriculture and food security. The term actually dates back to the 1990s and was coined in the context of African agriculture, where yields are often very low, and environmental degradation a major concern. This pro-poor, smallholder oriented origin of the phrase is worth noting in the context of the current controversy around sustainable intensification. Sustainable intensification (SI) has been defined as a form of production wherein “yields are increased without adverse environmental impact and without the cultivation of more land”. In this sense, the term denotes an aspiration of what needs to be achieved, rather than a description of existing production systems, whether this be conventional high input-farming, or smallholder agriculture, or approaches based on organic methods. While the intensification of agriculture has long been the subject of analysis, sustainable intensification is a more recent concern.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Divisions: RP-Market Institutions and Policies
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Intensification; Agricultural Productivity; Semi Arid Tropics; Case studies; Chickpea; Sorghum; Pearl Millet
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Mandate crops > Chickpea
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 09:50
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 04:57
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